I love German Food —
Living in Chicago – we have a great variety of restaurants to choose from and I love German food, and Polish Food, and Czech food. There aren’t very many old authentic type places such as these. I live near Berwyn Illinois — they have some really excellent European restaurants. Unfortunately, my husband was raised on this faire and he does not vote for German or Polish or Czeck very often, so it was a real treat when he agreed to try this restaurant out.
This is the 2nd time that I have been here. I travel here frequently with out the love of my life — and I will sit and enjoy a meal by myself if there is spaetzel involved.
I love the simple decor and the excellent food.
Outside there is a wall menu — with pictures of many dishes – so if you are not familiar with European food, you have an idea of what is offered.
Outfits like this make me think of cows…. places decorated like this remind me of my grandmother…..
She spoke Polish on the phone to the older relatives… she was born in Poland and came here when she was young. She grew up in Calumet City Illinois …. I remember I asked her once to teach me to speak Polish….
Know what she said ??
“Who in the hell are you going to talk to??”
Really — she did, and as an 8 year old I really did not have the reasoning power to explain that perhaps I would speak to HER… maybe she was afraid that I would 1 day understand that things she was saying about me or the x rated jokes she shared with her brothers……
My grandmother made several Polish dishes and I loved when she made these meals for us. This is probably why I have always enjoyed the European flavors……
Rye bread – and spreadable cheese. My husband loves the cheese spread, I missed having real butter on the table — but I can understand the restaurant limiting waste.
Dinner came — we both had the Weinerschnitzel…. I always have the Weinerschniztel with spaetzel, it’s my favorite.
There we go – spaetzel with gravy and Schnitzel with lemon…. excellent.
Real homemade – I heard them pounding out my schnitzel while I waited — and this means that there is someone making my food as I ordered.
I could have had the apple struedel, but I skipped it — I had it last time.
It was excellent. One of my all time favorites…..
I love the old time European Lodge Feel and I loved the food — strongly recommend.
We got here at about 745 PM and we were the last folks in the place — as 745 is really 645 where we come from, be aware that the food is excellent and the crowd that is here typically hits early.